TV Ratings Friday: 'Last Man Standing' & 'Malibu Country' Rise + 'Nikita' Flat

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March 2nd, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.6/5 1.2/4 1.0/3 0.9/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.171 5.345 3.099 6.122 0.811

ABC was number one in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On ABC, Last Man Standing earned a 1.6, up three tenths from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.  Malibu Country scored a 1.4, also up three tenths from last week's 1.1  adults 18-49 rating. Shark Tank earned a 1.9, even with last week.  20/20 notched a 1.5, up a tenth from last week's 1.4  adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Kitchen Nightmares earned a 1.3, up two tenths from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.Touch earned a 0.8, up a tenth from last week's 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC a two hour Dateline garnered a 1.3, down a tenth from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Rock Center was even with last week's 1.0  adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, Nikita was even with last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, March 1, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM ABC Last Man Standing 1.6 6 7.07
NBC Dateline (8-10PM) 1.3 4 5.89
FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.3 4 3.29
CBS Undercover Boss -R 1.1 4 5.59
CW Nikita 0.3 1 1.06
8:30PM ABC Malibu Country 1.4 5 6.14
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 1.9 6 6.57
CBS Blue Bloods -R 0.8 2 5.79
FOX Touch 0.8 2 2.91
CW The Vampire Diaries -R 0.2 1 0.56
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.5 5 5.34
CBS Blue Bloods-R 1.0 3 6.99
NBC Rock Center 1.0 3 4.25


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In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday night:

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  • Jt

    Hostages/The Ordained/The Surgeon General would do no worse then Csi Ny in fact they could do much better.

  • Billy

    Good to see LMS rising. I hope it gets renewed.

  • Dan S

    Regarding Touch I agree the show has gotten much better. Unfortunately it isn’t only dead in the ratings but I read where Kiefer Sutherland is starring in a pilot but he wouldn’t be the main star. When actors start shopping around you know their show is dead. Only question is if Kiefer will ever reprise his Jack Bauer role for the big screen ?

  • Ultima

    We know that overall viewers don’t matter when it comes to renewal. We know that syndication is a powerful force. Do overall viewers matter when it comes to decisions about syndication?

    With a handful of exceptions (like premium networks), overall viewers never matter.

    However, a show’s first run performance in demos other than A18-49 (e.g. A25-54, M18-49, etc.) might be important to whoever is buying it for syndication, because they probably have specific target audiences in mind.

  • Ultima

    CBS was all reruns no idea why they only station all reruns lastnight.

    Sweeps is over and CBS has a new show moving to Friday next week.

  • Justin121

    TV By the FLOPS :D

    I honestly thought you turned off the commenting system due to all the (FLOP) trolling :D

  • Justin121

    Sorry wrong threrad.

  • BigBrotherFan


    Nikita NIKITA :( I wish it gets adjusted up to a .4
    Touch WHAT A JOKE!
    When does that GRIMM show come back, I don’t watch it, but have I missed something? has it been canned?

  • BigBrotherFan


    Get a RED WINDOW poll up..I think it’s gonna do bad tonight

  • Ultima

    When does that GRIMM show come back

    Next Friday.

  • Peg Sims

    Why do people pick at shows they do not like? Other people like them. I do not like LMS or Shark Tank but love Malibu Country. I just do not see picking at the ones I do not like. I do agree with William about MC and hope it does get a pick me up and ABC keeps it around for another season. I do agree it needs promo shoots during LMS so viewers will be inclined to stay on ABC. I think Chris Rich would be a good guest on this show. He and Reba have great on screen chemistry and can be so funny together.

  • wade

    last man standing was great friday, not surprised it did well. if that show was on any other day of the week i think it would do fine. last year it held its own all season. i think abc may not like it or tim allen or something. that show didnt belong on friday based on last years numbers but look at that, its been number one in its slot 3 out of the last 5 weeks.

  • tommie

    I watched the Red Widow pilot – I don’t think it’s particularly strong, but I will give the second episode a shot.

  • BigBrotherFan



  • BigBrotherFan


    I never watch these things online and I’m hoping it FLOPS hard for NASHVILLES sake. I’m still PVRing it, though. Revenge isn’t exactly a strong lead-in for a new show, though next week.

  • Hi

    Where I can see Nikita’s A25-54 ratings?

  • Paul

    That bump for LMS and Malibu Country might have just sealed a second season. They need to keep those ratings.

  • 134sc

    @ Jon

    Ya, he is a character that we love to hate, but that is why he is there. Mike can make fun of him and its considered funny. It kinda reminds me of All in the Family and the dynamic between Archie and Mike.

    As for the cast change, she has fit in very well. I think I like her more than the previous actress.

    The writing this season had been very good and so has the actors performance. I think the writers have figured out what works and what doesn’t and are using the cast based on their strengths. Take Kyle for example, he wasn’t this stupid last season, but it works cuz the actor has been able to sell it. Another example is Mike, his character is much different this season compared to last, but again it works cuz Tim Allen has been able to sell it really, really well.

    Finally, the dodgeball episode…enough said…lol

  • Mary

    I think the cast of Malibu Country is well chosen. They seem to work well together. I hope it comes back for many seasons. Sometimes, a different type show is just what tv viewers need to break the monotony of a boring tv schedule. Hope the renewal is announced soon.

  • Marc

    I think ABC would do well with:

    8 Last Man Standing
    830 girl Meets World (From Disney)
    9 Malibu Country
    930 Guys w Kids (From NBC)

    That’s a solid 2 hours my whole family could watch for once.

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